Employers give in to the demands of striking miners in McKees Rock, Pa., agree to improved working conditions, 15-percent hike in wages and elimination of a ?pool system? that gave foremen control over each worker?s pay ? 1909
Workers give up their Labor Day weekend holidays to keep the munitions factories working to aid in the war effort. Most Labor Day parades are canceled in respect for members of the Armed Services ? 1942
United Farm Workers union begins historic national grape boycott and strike, Delano, Calif. ? 1965
Some 2,600 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers begin what is to be a successful 6-day strike for higher pay and against a two-tier wage system ? 1997
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